Non-profit

Society of Family Planning Research Fund

Website:

www.societyfp.org

Location:

PHILADELPHIA, PA

Tax ID:

27-5176910

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(4)

Budget (2017):

Revenue: $13,159,424
Expenses: $7,899,337
Assets: $6,885,140

Type:

Pro-Abortion Advocacy Group

Formation:

2011

The Society of Family Planning Research Fund (SFP Research Fund) is a left-of-center grantmaking organization that provides grants for research on contraception and abortion. SFP Research Fund is the sister organization and advocacy arm of the Society of Family Planning (SFP), another organization that advocates for increased access to abortion and contraception. [1]

SFP Research Fund offers grants to groups and individual researchers to pursue abortion and contraception research. SFP Research Fund then directs that research to SFP, which uses it to inform clinical abortion and contraception practices. [2]

Founding

SFP Resarch Fund was founded in 2011, six years after Society of Family Planning.  A small group of scholars founded SFP in 2005, arguing that the medical community did not provide adequate attention to or funding for contraception and abortion research. [3] SFP Research Fund was created explicitly to fund research in abortion and contraception, and it maintains a close connection with SFP. SFP and SFP Research Fund share the same staff and board of directors. [4]

SFP Research Fund Activity

SFP Research Fund organizes grant programs for individuals and organizations interested in pursuing research in abortion and contraception. SFP Research Fund activity is split between two programs: the competitive grant and the Fellows in Complex Family Planning program. The competitive grant program funds young researchers, researchers doing interdisciplinary work, and “community-based” research on an application basis.  The fellowship program funds medical fellowships for students after residency specifically to practice abortion and contraceptive medicine. The Fellows program also provides “salary support” for professionals who focus on abortion and contraception. [5]

In 2019, SFP Research Fund funded $2,684,386 in grants. SFP Research Fund awarded $1,213,820 in funding through the competitive grants program and an additional $1,470,566 to fund the Fellows in Complex Family Planning Program.

References

  1. “Home.” Society of Family Planning , June 11, 2020. https://www.societyfp.org/. ^
  2. “Grantee Research.” Society of Family Planning, July 3, 2019. https://www.societyfp.org/grantee-research/. ^
  3. Darny, Philip, Mitchell D. Creinin, Mark Nichols, Melissa Gilliam, and Carolyn L. Westhoff. “Tenth Anniversary of the Society of Family Planning.” Contraception 92, no. 4 (August 10, 2015). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2015.08.005. ^
  4. Darny, Philip, Mitchell D. Creinin, Mark Nichols, Melissa Gilliam, and Carolyn L. Westhoff. “Tenth Anniversary of the Society of Family Planning.” Contraception 92, no. 4 (August 10, 2015). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2015.08.005. ^
  5. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax: Society of Family Planning Research Fund.” Guidestar. Accessed June 18, 2020. https://pdf.guidestar.org/PDF_Images/2018/275/176/2018-275176910-1120f6e4-9O.pdf ^
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: July 1, 2012

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2017 Dec Form 990 $13,159,424 $7,899,337 $6,885,140 $1,575,736 N $14,229,657 $0 $27,446 $450,721 PDF
    2016 Dec Form 990 $7,680,666 $7,207,977 $3,664,767 $3,615,450 N $7,495,251 $0 $26,622 $160,000 PDF
    2015 Dec Form 990 $6,474,987 $7,867,448 $2,482,994 $2,906,366 N $6,323,462 $0 $21,525 $159,493 PDF
    2014 Dec Form 990 $4,112,878 $4,914,490 $1,814,495 $845,406 N $3,949,625 $0 $12,623 $163,200 PDF
    2013 Dec Form 990 $4,530,824 $3,857,140 $2,148,809 $378,108 N $4,408,293 $0 $20,855 $140,553 PDF
    2012 Dec Form 990 $2,199,101 $3,689,361 $1,545,579 $448,562 N $2,183,637 $0 $13,639 $96,553 PDF
    2011 Dec Form 990 $3,535,198 $947,921 $2,659,988 $72,711 N $3,488,739 $0 $5,185 $0 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    Society of Family Planning Research Fund

    225 SOUTH 17TH STREET SUITE 1102
    PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103-0000